Saturday sport: Irish medal haul in Montenegro, Chelsea and United share spoils

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Saturday Sport: Irish Medal Haul In Montenegro, Chelsea And United Share Spoils Saturday Sport: Irish Medal Haul In Montenegro, Chelsea And United Share Spoils
Manchester United's Christian Eriksen (right) and Chelsea's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Saturday October 22, 2022.
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Updated: 9,45pm

The latest updates from today's sporting action...

Boxing

Kellie Harrington, Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O'Rourke are European Boxing Champions.

That's after Harrington beat the Czech Republicโ€™s Lenka Bernardova in her lightweight final this evening.

Following in the footsteps of Katie Taylor that's European, World and Olympic gold for the Dubliner.

Dundalk native Broadhurst meanwhile has unanimously beaten Ukraine's Maria Bova in the light welterweight final in Montenegro.

And O'Rourke comfortably beat Poland's Elzbieta Wojcik in the middleweight decider.

Caitlin Fryers and Tina Desmond are coming home with silver medals after being beaten in their finals today.

Ireland finished the championship with seven medals in total.

Soccer

Manchester United and Chelsea played out a dramatic 1-1 draw in their late Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

A Jorginho penalty in the 87th minute meant Chelsea looked home and dry, only for it to be cancelled out by an injury time strike from Casemiro.

Earlier, a brace from Erling Haaland and a fine strikes from Kevin De Bruyne ensured that Manchester City dispatched of Brighton and Hove Albion in their 3pm Premier League clash.

Elsewhere, Everton triumphed over Crystal Palace 3-0 at Goodison Park, thanks to goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Anthony Gordon and Dwight McNeil.

Earlier, Nottingham Forrest beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Premier League's lunchtime kickoff.

A 55th minute goal from Taiwo Awoniyi denied Jurgen Klopp's side the chance to go fifth in the league table.

That win takes Steve Cooper's side off the bottom of the table.

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The Republic of Ireland's Ellen Molloy and Jessica Ziu are set to miss next year's Women's World Cup.

Manager Vera Pauw confirmed the news this morning after the group stage draw which has pitted Ireland against co-hosts Australia, Canada and Nigeria in Group B at next summer's Women's World Cup.

Vera Pauw's charges will begin their campaign against co-hosts Australia in Sydney on July 20th.

They will then face Olympic champions Canada in Perth six days later before playing Nigeria in Brisbane on July 31st.

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Manchester City have beaten Tottenham 3-0 in the first WSL clash of the day, with the goals coming from Khadija Shaw and Lauren Hemp.

Meanwhile, Everton saw off Aston Villa thanks to a goal from Lucy Graham.

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Here at home the penultimate round of games in the SSE Airtricity Women's National League are continuing with four teams still in contention to win the title.

Champions Shelbourne beat Sligo Rovers 2-0 at Tolka Park today to go top of the table.

Wexford Youths would return to the summit but they trail third-place Peamount 2-1 in the second half of their game.

Elsewhere DLR Waves beat Treaty United 7-0 and Bohemians beat Cork City 1-0 away from home.

GAA

The first round of the Leinster Club Football Championship gets underway this evening, with Carlow champions Palatine taking on Wicklow kingpins St Patrickโ€™s at Netwatch Cullen Park from 8pm.

Rugby

Leinster secured a 27-13 victory over rivals Munster in their United Rugby Championship clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Scott Penny, Rob Russell, Dan Sheehan and Luke McGrath all went over the line for Leo Cullen's side at the Aviva Stadium, with the latter picking up the man of the match award.

The result means that Leinster maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.

GAA

Palatine of Carlow emerged as victors over St Patrick's in the best Leinster GAA Senior Club Football Championship match this evening, triumphing by a 2-14 to 0-8 scoreline.

Golf

Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power represent the Irish interest at the CJ Cup.

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